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Community Tournament The Pundits Playoff – One more week until The Finals

Ahhh, it’s good to have the football back, isn’t it? We do love the VAR in our house, and as for the phantom crowd noises, well, the proverbial cherry on the top, surely?

And of course the biggest excitement is watching matches go in completely the opposite direction most would have predicted. In fact if anyone correctly predicted Thursday night’s results, and can prove it, I will personally send them a signed Pundits Playoff mug in the post!

Talking of the Pundits Playoff, we are now down to the final matchweek (MW) of both Period 4 and the entire H2H group stage. 21 matches have been played, and one remains after which we enter the Finals. The Top Eight teams in the cumulative H2H league table will progress to the PP Champions League (PPCL) . The Bottom Four teams will slug it out in the PP You’re Ropey League of Shame (PPYRLOS).

Period 4

There are now two candidates to win Period 4

Unbeaten for the period, WhenTheOWENgetsTough have a total of 62 points (45 + 17 Bonus).

The Keane Fifteen are close behind with four wins out of five and are sitting on 55 points (36 + 19).

To make things even more dramatic, both teams play each other in the final match of the Period. The manager of the winning team will be invited to be interviewed by Boris himself, giving them the chance to share their winning formula and views on various Fantasy Football things.

Champions League Finals

Seven teams are now confirmed to taking part in the PPCL, although whom they will be playing in the quarter-finals will depend on the finishing position in the H2H cumulative league table. The eighth place is being contested by four teams – Blame it on Rio (138 points), Holly’s Hamsters (136.5 points), Back to Square Owen (136.5 points) and A Whole Lawro B*llocks (135.5 points).

The team finishing in first place will play the team finishing in eighth, 2nd will play 7th, 3rd will play 6th, and finally 4th will play 5th.

You’re Ropey League of Shame Finals

The three teams that don’t make it to the eighth position will be joining Slaven’s Ball-itch in the PPYRLOS. Similarly, 9th place will play 12th, and 10th place will play 11th.

Standings

Here are the current standings:

1. The Keane Fifteen (W16, D0, L5 with 72.5 Bonus) on 216.5 points

2. WhenTheOWENgetsTough (W15, D1, L5 with 66.5 bonus) on 204.5 points

3. Brazil Nuts (W11, D0, L10 with 74 bonus) on 173 points

4. “15” Musketeers (W11, D1, L9 with 68.5 bonus) on 170.5 points

5. Unbelievable Jeff FC (W10, D1, L10 with 68.5 bonus) on 161.5 points

6. Nirvana Scott Talent (W9, D2, L10 with 68.5 bonus) on 155.5 points

7. BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC (W11, D0, L10 with 55 bonus) on 154 points

8. Blame it on Rio (W10, D0, L11 with 48 bonus) on 138 points

9. Holly’s Hamsters (W9, D0, L12 with 55.5 bonus) on 136.5 points

10. Back to Square Owen (W9, D1, L11 with 52.5 bonus) on 136.5 points

11. A Whole Lawro B*llocks (W8, D0, L13 with 63.5 bonus) on 135.5 points

12. Slaven’s Ball-itch (W4, D0, L17 with 58 bonus) on 94 points

A reminder that the winners of the PPCL will win free membership with Fantasy Football Scout next season.

This week’s matches are below, the deadline for team submission is 10:30 on Saturday 4th July, and please remember if you do not submit your team line up by the deadline, we will use your team’s default line up, and furthermore your team will lose any H2H bonus points for that week.

The Keane Fifteen take on WhenTheOWENgetsTough in the battle for first place in both Period 4, and the H2H Cumulative league.

Nirvana Scott Talent will be battling the “15” Musketeers, and both will be hoping to win a place in the top half of the table.

BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC will go up against Brazil Nuts.

Back to Square Owen will be head to head with Blame it on Rio, with the Owens trying to steal eighth position for their rivals

A Whole Lawro B*llocks will be looking to get back to winning ways against Slaven’s Ball-itch.

Holly’s Hamsters have the daunting task of beating one of the most consistently high scoring teams of the competition, Unbelievable Jeff FC.

The link to the main Google spreadsheet that has all the scores, results and league tables can be found here.

The live scores sheet is here.

Good luck to all, we will be reconfirming the scoring format of the finals in the next article.

Boris and the organising Committee

Boris Bodega: Holly's Hamster Business Analyst and Spreadsheet Nerd. This kinda sums up my FPL life http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/11/05/sky-sports-focus-gameweek-15-3/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_11763056”

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  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Cheers Boris and team, it's been a fun tournament! Basement battle for us - if we're going down we're taking Lawro with us 😉

    1. Greyhead
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's a must win for team Lawro after our devastating loss to the Hamsters/Rodents but at least our performances have lived up to our team name. Great stuff Boris!

    2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers RAE, amazingly fast turnaround 🙂

  2. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Lost 2 on the bounce after you bigged us and our head nut Speedy up! But we'll be back with a win this week before the quarters, a lot of nuts being cracked in the background.
    Cheers Boris 🙂

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You're welcome, at least you're in to the Champions league already 🙂

  3. FPL_SMR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Looking forward to the Top 2 showdown!

  4. mir
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    The team I'm in, Blame it on Rio, are currently 8th and we have a tough match to stay there. Big gameweek needed.

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think your match and the one for first place look really exciting, don't pull your punches

      1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Good luck to all 4 teams vying for a spot in the CL!

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You guys really benefited from the occurrences last GW - your name is on the cup now I reckon 🙂

      1. Pras Scott Talent
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just like Denmark 92’

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Meh those grapes..... Are sour anyway

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I was making a friendly comment - don't overthink it 🙂

        2. Amateur Pundit Zan
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Winning 15-0 and potentially qualifying due to a spreadsheet upload error when we would otherwise have thrashed you 14-1. You must feel real proud.

          No blame in my mind on Boris doing his best to run the tournament that has otherwise been a fantastic success. Needed a unanimous decision but anonymous wasn’t having it (you know who you are)

          No bother to us we are qualified and seeding is worthless but makes a real difference to those teams just below you that you leapfrogged.

          1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Boys, let's keep this fun.

            To the comment above me: do take a look at the tables please. We have had no benefit from your error. There is no 15-0. The H2H bonus points that you lost are simply lost. We do not gain those points. As a matter of fact, thanks to your error, you made sure we only got 1 out of 6 possible bonus. Might have been a different story had you submitted a different lineup. Our boys had a good performance and we won the total point tally by some margin, that's it. Let's not show each other disrespect. We have thoroughly enjoyed the tournament over the course of the season, as we're sure you have also. Don't let one scabby sheep spoil the whole flock for everyone else.

            Cheer up. Hopefully we meet again in the finals.

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I fully agree with these sentiments. No need for arguments around the incident itself as the decision has been made, and definitely no need for anyone to get personal. Also absolutely nothing should detract from the continued efforts of Boris and his team on running this tournament, which everyone involved appreciates.

              Just to clarify, we would have won 14-1 had our intended line-up been accepted (we benched S&G's 25 points and Gloria's 42 points, and would have won the 3 point head to head and the 1 point head to head, while the 2 point head to head would have been drawn), which is the basis of my first comment above - it was meant as a friendly comment that was meant to mean that it would be good if you guys take full advantage and now go on and win the whole thing - obviously your team has done nothing wrong here, and apologies if it has come across that it has been suggested otherwise, or that my comment was meant as some sort of provocation in response to Mir.

              Peace.

          2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Blablablablqblabla

            It was an error from your side, and you faced the consequences. don't cry like a baby when you lose.

            Accept your mistake and move on

            And yeah, if we do qualify, I hope we meet again, would be fun to beat you again

  5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    The Hamsters are stirring, and they have not been neutered, could be carnage for Unbelievable Jeff!

  6. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Going to be a tight battle for the 8th qualifying spot. May the best team win!

  7. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Really looking forward to the clash at the Top. Keane Fifteen have led the table almost throughout the season.. Dont want to lose it at the end..

    Lets see how tough Owen can get!!

  8. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Boris- I know many how said it before, but we don’t say it enough - thank you for all that you have done to keep this tournament running.

    I’ll take it all back if the Hamsters overtake us though.

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cheers mate, glad you’ve enjoyed it this far

      1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I would like to second that. Huge thanks to Boris for your commitment to the community. We have thoroughly enjoyed the ride and especially the group of great friends we've made along the way.

        Won't take that back even if Hamsters overtake us (but please don't!)

        1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Can't see us overtaking you, but you never know. Unbelievable Jeff FC are a strong outfit!

          1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            It feels like every team is a strong outfit when it's their turn to face us 🙂

            But you certainly never know. It's still possible that both Blame it on Rio and Holly's Hamsters will qualify!

  9. Gloria Kanchelskis
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Boris - well done for the imagination in creating the tourney and then all the effort to organize it. It looks like it must be a huge amount of work with pretty much no break all season.

    Being part of the tourney has helped to keep me engaged in fpl in the midst of my worst ever season.

    THANK YOU

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You are most welcome, it's actually for the most part been really enjoyable. Glad you've enjoyed it as well

  10. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    The Keane Fifteen have started the party.. Top of the H2H table.. This achievement will go into our FPL resumes.. Thanks Boris for all your efforts.. The vision and execution of the tournament have been amazing..

    Short break for us.. hoping the first KO match doesnt become similar to Liverpool vs City..

    1. Narcos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congratulation to finish at the top. We completed a double on you guys but the H2H was the saviour to you’al. Well played. All the best for the KO.

      Boris can’t thank you enough for this amazing tournament. A lot of gratitude from WTOGT team to you.

      1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        🙂

      2. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Winning an additional H2H earlier would have given us a Guard of honour from you guys and you can keep the double on us.. we dont mind that.

        By the way if this round was a KO format, we would have won this round. 60 points additional for winning the KOs and we trail you by around 55 points on the 13.. We already started considering this around as practice for the KO stages

      3. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        It was close in the end.. 12 points.. a Son involvement in something would have helped.. Good luck for the KOs

        1. Narcos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes close indeed. If us both go all the way through then do we meet in finals? Or semi is possible. How is the draw looking like?
          Would love to meet you guys in the final if we are through till then and win the glory beating the overall league champs.
          All the best.

          1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            According to the draw, we can face each other again only in the Final. i.e. if we make it.. The KO format isnt that good for us. As you can see we have the lowest overall team score among the top teams.. you guys have a strong chance.. i think 15 Musketeers are the favorites..

  11. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    By the way, the Quarterfinals take place in GW35+, starting on Saturday. So you all get a little rest 🙂

    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      any word on how the scoring in the knockouts will work? obviously the same 3 captains idea wont work unlkess it is tweaked

      1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Will confirm next article.

    2. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think there was an article on this. With 30, 20 and 10 points to be added based on H2H victories to the total score from the 13 players. I think the committee had mentioned that it would be the final way to proceed.

  12. FPL_SMR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    The Tournament has been a *Team* event since its launch, however, it seems in the knockout rounds, it could very well become more of a *H2H* event.

    A team (of 13) could move ahead in the knockouts by merely aiming to win just the 3 H2Hs (A, B and C), even if the other 10 players have awful scores. That's because winning all the H2Hs is worth 60 points and the only way the opponents could topple this is by having an aggregate winning margin of more than 60pts, which in all honesty, seems unfair especially if its a low scoring GW.

    Would appreciate if the captains (of all 12 teams) reconsider this before the knockout rounds commence.

    1. The Boot - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If all 15 players were included in the scoring that would increase the feeling of being a “Team” and slightly decrease the captain’s responsibility of the 3 “H2H”.

      1. FPL_SMR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Makes more sense.

        1. FPL_SMR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Imagine a scenario wherein Team A wins each H2H fixture by 1pt each , but trails Team B on aggregate by 59pts.

          Guess who progresses to next round - Team A!

    2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      We have done the maths on this. We want the H2H to have some impact on the match, but not be the deciding factor most of the time. In the test model, only 1 in 10 games did the H2H points change the result. (might regret saying, if all the Quarter Finals end up being decided by those extra 60 points!)

      By contrast, if the H2H battles were worth 5, 10 and 15 points, those points only make a difference in 1 out of 28 games! Sort of defeats the point of having the H2Hs in the first place.

  13. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Team Nirvana

    If needed __team for tomoz is:
    DDG
    VVD Alonso Doherty Aurier
    Salah(c) Mane Ward-Prowse
    Llewin Giroud Jiminez

    Nirvana has egged me I think, can't log in

    Good Luck all!

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No egging - contact me or the site via email and we'll get it sorted.

  14. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What do i do? 1FT, Got no city players...

    A: Son -> KDB
    B: Mane -> KDB
    C: Saka -> Foden
    D: Hold

    Patricio

    Doherty, Holgate, TAA

    Mane, Son, Fernandes, Pulisic

    Jimenez, Ings, DCL

    Button, Lamptey, Saka, Lascelles

    1.6ITB

    Cheers!